Australian Securitisation 2016 conference wrap-up

This year’s ASF annual conference attracted a record number of delegates to the Sydney Hilton, with nearly 750 registered and a busy venue throughout. The event came at a key moment for the local industry, as the years-long regulatory process finally approaches its end and market participants start to turn their attention to wider issues.

The agenda captured this mood, with the two best-attended sessions being the regulatory session – at which APRA’s Pat Brennan eloquently explained the regulator’s case and key industry figures discussed the consequences – and a roundtable of high-profile chief economists that opened day two of the conference.

Elsewhere, topics up for discussion were the future of the lending industry in Australia, buy-side engagement – on- and offshore – green securitisation and the first conference session hosted by the Women in Securitisation group. Also at the event, the ASF launched its Future Leaders & Young Professionals group as the industry aims to boost engagement with the market-shapers of the future.

The conference ended with the ASF’s annual gala dinner. The dinner quiz now seems to be a staple of the event with healthy competition between teams and a first-ever tiebreaker between three tied tables for top spot.

The ASF thanks all those who attended Australian Securitisation 2016. We would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our sponsors for your commitment to making this event so successful, particularly ANZ as our gala dinner sponsor, and our gold sponsors, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Westpac Institutional Bank.  

Finally, our thanks to our conference organiser, KangaNews. The KangaNews team was heavily involved in developing the event agenda and working with sponsors, as well as making sure everything ran smoothly at the conference and dinner.

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